Millennial Lithium, reports that it plans to commence a surface sampling program to test brine sediments on its Lincoln Lithium project in the Big Smoky Valley, Nevada, upon final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange for the acquisition. The Lincoln Lithium claims are directly adjacent to claims controlled by Ultra Lithium Inc. and Avarone Metals Inc.
Millennial's first pass exploration program is planned to include prospecting, grab sampling and hand auger drill holes to test for lithium and other commercial elements in the upper layers of the playa.
Exploration of the Big Smoky Valley by the U.S. Geological Survey in the 1970s culminated in the drilling of two reverse circulation holes, both of which encountered anomalous concentrations of lithium that were highly similar to those encountered in the Clayton Valley, just to the south, and where the Silver Peak mine is located.
More recently, Ultra Lithium Inc., located south and adjacent to Millennial's claims, released assay and logging results of its first drill hole (news release of June 9th, 2016). Results indicated the presence of two potential lithium-bearing brine targets at their South Big Smoky Valley brine lithium project.
Also on June 9th of 2016, Avarone Metals Inc., located west and adjacent to Millennial's claims, released results of surface sampling on their Moab lithium project. The results of this sampling program not only confirmed the presence of lithium in alluvial gravels and clays but also indicated anomalous values of both boron and potassium.
The Company also reports that Mr. Jamie Carlson has resigned as President, CEO and director to pursue other opportunities. Kyle Stevenson has agreed to join the board and replace Mr. Carlson as President and CEO.